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RATINGS: 1721   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
Smuttynose IPA is a physical salute to the glory of the American hop grower. The citrusy hop flavor coming from a mixture of Simcoe and Santiams is pleasantly balanced by a smooth bitterness from the Amarillo hops. The beer itself is light bodied and crisp with a golden color that will throw a slight haze, as we bottle it unfiltered. At 65 IBU’s, this is definitely not a training-wheels IPA, but is meant for hop lovers looking to satisfy their craving in a way that’s not easy to find. We think they’ll be quite pleased.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hiphoppy (6) - USA - APR 6, 2006 does not count
Golden and cloudy appearance. Strong citrus aroma. Fizzy feel. the flavor starts off like citrus than turns to pine. the aftertaste leaves a great impression with a bitter bite. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle. Golden amber pour, decent-sized head. Citrusy hop aroma with some caramel malts in there, and a touch of some other sweet light fruit, maybe orange. Similar hoppy flavors, with a bit better balance on sweet toasty malt. A touch of earthiness (I think maybe from the hops) gives it a nice extra dimension - dunno if the earthiness was there intentionally, but I liked it. Bitter finish. Good IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Amber colored with a rocky off-white head. Lots of citrus in the nose, coupled with a subtle fruitiness (apricots), and a biscuity malt character. Juicy, floral hops hit the palate immediately, but are quickly tempered with light toasty, biscuity character paired with a subtle caramel sweetness. One of the best IPAs I have had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2006
Tap-Poured out a golden light amber with a small quickly dissapating head.The aromas are of hops and citrus and also in the flavor as well.Not bad,just not my favorite style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jgolden (9) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2006 does not count
This is a phenomenal IPA. Great aroma and very distinct taste. Stands out among IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2008 Pours a light amber color with moderate head. Smells if citrus hops with a bit of grass and lemon zest. Taste is of citrus, pine, a hint of lemon, and malt to balance this baby out. This is a terrific IPA, one of the best I’ve head. It’s very drinkable and has an overall great mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2006
This beer offers a hearty hops aroma that has a boiled corn fragrance in the background. It is a translucent maize colored solution with a thin white head. The hops are defiantly present in the taste. This beer has a bitter disposition from introduction to exit. Behind the bitter, there is a sweet taste of clove and honey. The throat is left with a strong bitter aftertaste lingering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - FEB 25, 2006
12 oz bottle courtesy of Illinismitty. Poured a murky golden color with a nice foamy white head that left some lacing. Great hop aroma with lots of citrus in the nose. Lots of crisp, bitter citrus hops in the flavor. Long lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. A good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2006
12oz. bottle. Not one of my favorites. The hop element is decidedly herbacious, matching the vigorous patch of grass featured on the label. The beer pours a lovely rich golden color but the initial pour is chased by a MASSIVE amount of sediment that is quite bitter and fairly unpleasant. I like unfiltered beers but this is just overkill. The beer becomes almost chewy at the end of the glass and has a funk with the slightest suggestion of bacteria.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2006
This IPA from Smuttynose ranks with some of the best we’ve had. Pours a light amber color with virtually no head. Aroma’s of strong hops with grapefruit and lemon notes. Initial flavor is heavy bitter, finishing moderately bitter. Fizzy carbonation on the mouth. Excellent.

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